End of Year Wrap-Up 2015

2015 is coming to a close and here’s where the JRC currently stands:

Our Office

Our office has recovered from the robbery. It’s been cleaned up and looking better than ever before. Sometimes good things can come from tragedy, even if those good things simply mean that we now have more shelf space and didn’t have to feel guilty about tossing old files.

On a related note, most of the editors will be away from the office and unlikely to answer emails very frequently until January 2016.

Book Donations

The JRC has also donated close to a dozen books to Concordia’s Webster Library. Any books which were already found in their collection will be given to the local student-run Book Coop and sold for very little (with the proceeds going to the Coop). Many of these monographs were older review copies which had never been claimed by their reviewers, or were simply lost in the shuffle from a previous editorial team. We hope they find more use in the hands of students.

JRC Volume 26 – Sexed Gender

We are in the process of finalizing our publication slate for No.1 of Vol. 26 of the JRC. A number of factors have delayed our affairs around the office and caused us to miss our initial launch date of first week of December 2015.

We will be launching the first half of the volume online first. We are aiming to have this done over the Holidays, but may still have to push the launch to January.

No. 2 will continue the process in January and into February with the aim of publishing online by end of March 2016.

We still anticipate releasing a print volume this year and have decided, in order to reduce printing costs, to print both parts of the volume together. The print edition is currently slated to be available April 2016.

AGIC 2016

The JRC will once again be on site for this year’s Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference hosted by Concordia’s Graduate Students of Religion Association. The conference topic will coincide with our most recent CFP for Sexed Religion, and we hope to see many of you there.

We should note that the AGIC is still accepting paper abstracts.